Austin-based P. Terry’s transit chain opened its first location on December 16 this week in New Braunfels on 1200 North Interstate Highway 35. The opening times are from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on weekends. This is the 19th overall location of the company.
This month, a new location for the iced tea chain HTeaO opened in Cedar Park at 804 West New Hope Drive. There are sweet and unsweetened iced teas as well as hot teas and snacks on deck. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Charcoal-Fired Pizzeria Tony C’s second new restaurant – Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden – opened in North Shoal Creek this week on December 17th. On deck are these charcoal-fired cakes, pastas, meatballs, salads and ice cream from Dolce Bacio. It is open to take-away and take-away. The first location in Round Rock opened in September.
There’s a new record store slash coffee shop in Austin this fall. Living in Stereo opened at 4361 South Congress, Unit 107 in mid-September. El Tigre beans are used on the coffee menu, along with syrups and milk. There is a take-away service and a service on the terrace.
Austin restaurants fundraising effort
The downtown beer garden and restaurant Scholz Garten will act as a donation center for the Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) this month. It accepts goods such as peanut butter, canned tuna, dry beans, and brown rice for CTFB, and accepts monetary donations for nonprofits with the aim of raising at least $ 1,000.
The downtown pizzeria Hoboken Pie is donating partial sales to CTFB and Toys for Tots. The restaurant donates 20 percent of individual orders to non-profit organizations based on the guest’s selection by noting CTFB or TOTS when ordering online or via the app.
The Tumble 22 hot chicken restaurant in Austin is running a 12-day Christmas fundraiser that began December 14th. The mini-chain of the restaurant with three locations will donate 10 percent of the total profit generated during this time.
Free dinner for musicians
Veracruz All Natural is hosting a free dinner for local musicians and music professionals next week. It will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd, 6pm to 9pm at the East Austin Truck in Webberville. There is an outdoor dine-in service as well as a take-out service.
Texas Farmers Market Vendors Gift Guide
Texas Farmers Market has put together a handy gift guide with many of their vendors, from CSA stocks from Johnson’s Backyard Garden to a pecan-filled gift bag of Perennial Pecan to the Austin Honey Company basket.
Food film screening
The Austin Jewish Film Festival is showing the documentary Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versaille this week. The film follows the London chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi is organizing a food gala inspired by the “Visitors to Versailles” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018. The film will be available for digital viewing through Sunday, December 20, and there will be a virtual Q&A with director Laura Gabbert, producer Steven Robillard and some of the attending chefs at 2 p.m. Tickets are $ 9.99.
Austin Food Company Anniversary
Austin packaged food company Green Cart is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Owner Jeff Jackson started the business in 2005 as a grocery truck on campus serving sandwiches and wraps. He then expanded the supply of cafes and markets, started a catering service and added a delivery service in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This digital branch, The Green Cart Pantry offers sandwiches, salads, and wraps, as well as groceries and merchandise from other local businesses such as honey from Two Hives, coffee from local roasters, and crackers from the Sourdough Project.